Posts tagged “database”.

What’s the story?

March 9th, 2010

At about 10 p.m. Monday evening, I logged on to my WordPress admin to set up a new post. That’s when the trouble started.

The site started acting funny, with the homepage ( showing up fine, but all of the links sporking into some database error.

Since then, I’ve re-installed a backup copy of the site, tried messing around with the database and wp-config files, all to no avail. Today, the site has popped back online – only to disappear in a cloud of MySQL smoke.

Tomorrow I’ll call my hosting company and see if there’s anything they can help with. Until then, hang tight, and hope for the best.

And if you have any experience with installs and database errors like this, please drop me a line (newtonpoetry at gmail). At this point, I’d love any help.

UPDATE: Turns out the servers over at are down. Well, maybe not servers – just the server I’m sitting on. Lucky me!

UPDATE 2: All fixed up now. But some of my images are missing. Time to dig into the backup…

[Thanks to Ken for the pep talk, and to David and Thomas for the offers.]

Newton error codes? Search here.

August 5th, 2008

Wondering what that error code your Newton just spat at you means?

Wonder no more, thanks to UNNA’s NewtonOS Error Database, a searchable reference that lets you look for your error code by number, description, or comments from other users. There is also a drop-down list where you can browse error codes by category, like “Data Link Layers” and “Serial Tool.”

Thanks to Matthew Reidsma on the Newtontalk list for the link. Joel over at Inventor’s Emporium posted a Newton eBook of all the OS 2.x error codes, too. Handy!

Looking for Newton-based links.

April 15th, 2008

This is how many Newton pages look now

On the web, the Newton community used to be a very vibrant one. Before Newted crashed, Grant Hutchinson was able to post tons of web pages of MessagePad developers, modders, and tweakers.

Now? Most of those pages are gone. Dead links are everywhere.

So I’ve started a project of sorts: keep a list of actual, working Newton web sites that are still maintained. Barring that, they have to at least be functional.

I’ll probably post another page to this blog (next to the “About” one, above), and add to the list when I discover new sites.

So here’s the call: if you have a site, blog, or community online, I’d love to see it. I’d love for Newton fans and newbies to be able to check out sites that are still up and running.

I’ve got the standards, like and Kallisys and Grant’s Newted site (hopefully it gets up and running again), but I’m sure I’m missing tons of others out there – lost in Internet Land.